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leader harry reid says he want a bipartisan deal, if possible and other top democrats continue to say if the gospel doesn't agree to reform the way the president wants it, democrats will -- and harry reid said himself, go it alone. caroline shivley, live in washington. >> eric: so let's start with this, how significant do you think the remarks are by the senator this morning? >> reporter: i think it is significant, eric because it comes from enzi and if it was one of the other 39 republicans in the senate it would be a blow but not that big of a deal but he's one of the guys at the table. listening to him describing democrats' efforts in the g.o.p. internet address this weekend. >> both the president and the democratic controlled congress will reject the go it alone path they are currently on. if they do, we'll have a chance to truly work on a real bill, that will address those critical issues. >> reporter: did you hear enzi call it a go it alone path and democrats disagreed that that is their goal and he's one of the republicans trying to negotiate the bipartisan deal. and the gang o
is in a big mess? mr. reid. harry reid. the guy who called americans evil. >> mike allen, tell us about this. i was reading the las vegas review journal. i'm heading out there this weekend. >> reading the metro section? >> a few meetings. tell us about harry reid. i was reading these polls in the paper. tell us about it. >> forget about harry reid. i want to know why you're going to las vegas? >> it's a long story. >> it's research. willie goes to vegas. >> willie, do you have any openings for interns? >> not at present. we'll talk off line. >> the senate majority leader does have a problem down by double digits against the potential challenger danny tarkanian. he's down against another challenger, the state republican party chairman. and joe will recognize the danger of this number right now. incumbent leader, one of the most powerful people, maybe the most powerful person in the senate, his approval rating back home, 37%. >> wow. >> that's the number george w. bush could laugh at. >> that is unbelievable. all right. >> is danny tarkanian the tark's son? >> yes. how could he not win? >> and
, harry reid, un-american, nancy pelosi runs the house, talking about fascist tactics, at least the democrats talking crazy are running washington, d.c. our people are talking about death panels aren't elected. >> the republicans who are elected clearly or not making enough good noise. >> you know what, let's just call them out right now. let's just do it. since i lovemaki making everybo. tim pawlenty has a responsibility to distance himself from death panel talk. yesterday, we had the chairman of the gop, michael steele, a guy i like very much personally. the next time he believes whether the legislation has death panels in it. he needs to say, no, it does not. the virginia governor, he needs to come out and distance himself from nancy pelosi saying that these tactics are un-american -- >> we tried with michael steele yesterday. >> i'm just saying, there's all of this uncontrolled rage out there, i think leaders of both parties have to be called on the carpet and distance themselves from the crazy rhetoric that's out there, whether it's coming from nancy pelosi or harry reid ca
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surprise crowds a whole lot bigger than we expected. here in nevada, harry reid is in trouble. in fact, is he in so much trouble that he has got a guy following us around, videotaping our rallies. i assume they will be reviewing them later. so harry has heard what we are doing out here. he is -- there are signs all over the place that say anybody but b-u-t-t harry. gretchen: there was this new poll came out today. 80% of the people polled believed that as americans they know more about the health care reform situation and the bill and some the facets than -- could. would you be surprised that that many people would feel that way? >> i really, really, really wouldn't be surprised. i know that one of the speakers that is actually with us through nevada, she pulled out the health care bill. and it's -- these two giant binders probably about 3 or 4 inches thick each and that has to be one of the most powerful things. and, you know, she goes through the whole -- she actually read it and talks kind of through it a little bit. and i really wouldn't be surprised if they -- they don't know anyt
. last week, majority leader harry reid said, "teddy, as you know is dead, that's why i'm stuck on bipartisanship." republicans are no fans of the plan which would cut them and conservative democrats out of the deal. republican orrin hatch tells abc that lawmakers can learn a lot from kennedy. >> the one thing that kennedy has, he could bring together all of the base groups of the democratic party. they wouldn't take him on once he made up his mind. as somebody whoever the last 33 years passed almost every healthcare bill that works, many of them was ted kennedy. mews of them were. >> one leading the fight is his longtime friend chris dodd. he called kennedy a tactician and master of the senate. dodd said senators would bring bipartisanship to the table to work out differences. >> if you want to honor teddy's memory, it's to come back and sort of, as i said the other night, put behind us the blistering days of august and to enter the cool days of september. and start acting like senators again. >> so far, there is a lot of talk about compromise from both sides but no action. nex
today show that harry reid could be voted out of office next year. he is now trailing two republican challengers in his home state of nevada. this conjures up memories of tom daschle, ousted in 2004. shannon has been looking closely through the polls. how concerned should harry reid be? >> he is in danger of repeating history. in 2004, tom daschle was voted out, a top senate democrat at the time. voters decided to go with a conservative, very different than tom daschle. that was the first time in 50 years that the top democrats have lost his reelection. so now we're looking at harry reid, the majority leader, and he is going to meet the same fate, something he does not want, and something the democrats do not want in 2010, either. when you look at the potential head-to-head matchups, first against the son of a famous nfl coach, reid goes down 11% against danny tarkanian. he is down to sue loud and by 5%. both of them could beat him convincingly if there were voting today. jane: what kind of hurdles does he have to overcome? >> things are tough and nevada. there is double digit unempl
harry reid and christopher dodd and barbara boxer are showing vulnerability in the polls. there is reason to believe that the democrats, for the first time in a couple of elections, are vulnerable. bill: where will we be one month from now, will we have moved the ball forward? >> the real issue is to get consensus in the democratic party. ramming through a bill within a narrow majority of the senate and house, losing a lot of democratic votes, that is not the right way to go. bill, thank you. -- bill: thank you. megyn:ç top democrats are askig insurance companies to open up their books. some are calling it an audit. çis this oversight, or are democrats using your taxpayer dollars to control the financial industry? bill: we are going to come to a man who works at a news and parks -- amusement parks and we will talk about the dangers. gecko vo: you see, it's not just telling people geico could save 'em hundreds on car insurance. it's actually doing it. gecko vo: businessmen say "hard work equals success." well, you're looking at, arguably, the world's most successful bu
." and some not-so-nice things said about harry reid as well. they're marrying people being upset about jobs and harry reid together and trying to put together this cohesive message. right now, they just syrianed a song called "the u.s.s. of a.," poking fun. >> overall, pretty peaceful? >> totally peaceful, all of the events. this is the sixth one so far of the tour, totally peaceful. spirited, there's a bit of an edge with some folk, definitely a lot of anger about what people perceive happening with the administration. but totally peaceful so far. >> jim, thanks so much. he's our man on the road. the other man on the road is ali velshi, heading for evansville, indiana, on the cnn express. until last week, the city was known as the refrigerator capital of the world. but now whirlpool, we get word, is packing up and moving out. ali joins us on the phone now from tennessee on his way to evansville. not good news that you're going to come across there? >> reporter: not at all. we're making a long stretch, from atlanta to evansville, indiana. i misspoke a little earlier when i talked to you. he
and concentration. plus support for heart health. that's a great call. one a day men's. trace: harry reid speaking about ted kennedy. >> one of the highlights of my life working in the united states senate was ted kennedy. he was such a friend, a model public servant, and a brilliant american icon. so many difficult times in kennedy family history, they turned to their uncle ted for comfort. so many times in our country's history, america has turned to ted kennedy for the same comfort. with a grieving first lady at arlington national cemetery, and i will never forget how his deep love for his brother bobby helped him somehow summoned the strength to deliver that eulogy. as patriarch, he grieved with us with a loss of john john. for decades, ted kennedy was the rock of his family. he has left us to remember. it is now up to us to celebrate the senator who has helped so many live better lives. as a student at utah state university, i formed to the first young democrats club. i got a letter from president- elect kennedy. it was between the time that he had been elected and before he was inaugurated.
though you're an independent now? would you support that or would you tell leader harry reid, no way, no how? >> i think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or are of very, very passionate mixed minds about. it's just not good for the system and frankly it won't be good for the obama presidency. i think we've -- because he has other fights to fight. he has climate change next domestically and financial regulatory reform, he has the war in afghanistan. people on the finance committee which i think remains our great hope now, these six people, three democrats and three republicans working together, that is the hope to get things done. they said to me that they agree on three-quarters of what needs to be done. let's do the three-quarters. and save the other quarter for a day when the economy is growing and maybe we have something to turn down the deficit. >> we're about out of time. i'm going to close on a lighter note. in the latest issue of "playboy" magazine, alec baldwin is quoted a
that harry reid is considering a plan to break the plan into two parts. put the more expensive reform
that? or would you tell harry reid, no way, no how. >> i think it's a mistake to try to jam through the health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or are very, very passionate mixed minds about. it's not good for the system. frankly, it won't be good for the obama presidency. he's got other fights to fight. he's got climate change next domestically, he's got the war in afghanistan. people on the finance committee, which i think remains our great hope now, these six people, three democrats, three republicans working together, that's the hope to get things done. they've said to me that they agree on about three-quarters of what needs to be done. let's do the three quarters and save the other quarter for a day when the economy is growing and maybe we've done something to turn down the deficit. >> we're about out of time so i'm going to close on a lighter note. question to senator lieberman. in the latest issue of play boy magazine, alec baldwin is quoted as saying: maybe i'll move to connecticut. >> when you started with the playboy piece, i'm glad you ended with alec
leader harry reid says democrats have not reached any decisions just yet, but here is what he did say. quote, patience is not unlimited, and we are determined to get something done this year by any legislative means necessary. and today mitt romney, former massachusetts governor and presidential candidate, explained why he thinks the president is struggling to find a compromise on health care reform. >> if the president wants to get something done, he needs to put aside the extreme liberal wing of his party, work together with middle votes of his party, work with republicans as well, and get a plan that gets people insured without having the government take over insurance. >> but president obama says he still wants to negotiate with republicans. here is what he said a short time ago on the michael smerconish program. >> i'm confident we're going to get it done, and as far as negotiations with republicans, my attitude has always been let's see if we can get this done with some consensus. i would love to have more republicans engaged and involved in this process. >> adrielle is a report
're an independent now? would you support that or tell leader harry reid no way no how? >> i think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan that the public is either opposed to or a very very passionate mixed minds. it's not good for the system, won't be good for the obama presidency. i think we -- he's got other fights to fight. climate change next domestically, financial regulatory reform, the war in afghanistan. people on the finance committee, which i think remains our great hope now, these six people, three democrats, three republicans working together. that's the hope to get things done. they've said to me that they agree on about 3/4 of what needs to be done, let's do the 3/4 and save the other quarter for and maybe we've done something to turn down the deficit. >> i'm going to close on a lighter note question to senator liberman. "playboy"magazine, alec baldwin is quoted as saying maybe i'll move to connecticut. >> well, first let me say, when you started with the "playboy" reference, i'm glad you ended with alec baldwin and n
the senate, and i usually do, watch harry reid and them, and he tears right into the public option for health care. during that time -- if you don't believe it just go to canada. he goes on fox news and just sits there with some 40 doctors they got. the talk about how bad the canadian medicine is. now the question is, does mitch mcconnell no his absolute stone cold line cannot or does he just like all the time? which is it? anybody would know his line about that if he is watched -- if he watched the for cigna. does he purposely lied all the time? guest: no, i do not think his line and in those statements, but i congratulate the caller on noting one of his most important tactics since he has been republican leader. he does it use his speeches, often his morning business-type speeches on the senate floor to consistently address an issue. the first to did in this session of congress was the closure of guantanamo. he hit that hard, consistently over a long period of time, and i think have some effect. he is doing the same now on health care reform. i think his office would be happy to provide the
're an independent now? you would support that or tell harry reid, no way, no how? >> i think it's a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform, health care reform plan that public is either opposed to or very, very passionate mix minds about. it's just not good for the system and frankly it won't be good for the obama presidency. i think we've -- because he has other fights to fight. he has climate change next domestically and financial regulatory reform, he has the war in afghanistan. people on the finance committee which i think remains our great hope now, at least these six people, three democrats and three republicans working together that, is to hope to get things done. they said to me that they agree on three quarters of what needs to be done. let's do the three quarters. and save the other quarter for a day when the economy is growing and maybe we have something to turn down the deficit. >> we're about out of time. i'm going to close on a lighter note. in the latest issue of "playboy" magazine, alec baldwin is quoted as saying maybe i'll move to connecticut. i wo
's health care plan, all of a sudden this is, as you just heard harry reid say, evil mongering. it does seem that there is kind of a double standard about what constitutes legitimate dissent. gretchen: so do you believe that these war protests potentially are still going on and the media is just not covering them, or is it both that they're not happening anymore because of the change in the white house and so the media is not covering them? >> first of all, a lot of the people who were most passionately against the war in the bush years are a bit quiet about it now. there was a convention about a week ago of people who were big fans of the dailycoast website which is a left wing website. a few years ago it was a hotbed of antiwar act vism. the war really animated this certain group of act vism. activism. there was a poll, what's your priority? one was health care two the environment, at the bottom named by just 1% was stopping the war in iraq and afghanistan so there's less of certainly of antiwar fervor. on the other hand, cindy sheehan, the woman made famous in 2005 when she camped outside
. however, a spokesman for the senate's top democrat, harry reid, issued a warning, suzanne. he said that democrats' patience is not unlimited and democrats will ultimately do whatever it takes to pass health care. i'll read a statement from senate majority leader harry reid's spokesman. he said, "the white house still prefers a bipartisan bill." >> reporter: now, suzanne, that is just about one of the clearest statements yet on the record about what we've been hearing privately from democrats, especially in the past 24 hours. they are already quietly figuring out how to jump legislative hurdles to push through health care without republicans. why? because privately democrat leaders doubt the bipartisan talks will be successful. >> dana bash, thank you very much. ed henry, we'll leave it there. we'll join jack cafferty in new york with "the cafferty file." jack, what are you following? good to see you. >> suzanne. nice to see you. six months since the obama administration pushed through that massive $787 billion economic stimulus package, so where are the jobs? house republican whip
much hour to nancy pelosi, speaker of of the house, and harry reid, the senate majority leader, to push legislation forward. he hasn't exerted the powers of the presidency really to push this debate forward on a plan that he favors. he's quite equivocal on healthcare from week to week. do we require a government option? do we not? he's flip-flopped on that issue. this is a pretty tough time for him and unless he comes out of the august recess focused again, i think it's going to be a very difficult september through the end of the year. >> recently quoted in a piece in "the hill," written by sam youngman, analysis has been disaster for obama. you say that capitol has spent a bit at a time on a piece of legislation. light said, eventually it runs out. >> well, you know, lyndon johnson came into office huge congressional majority, just great political capital after lumping barry goldwater in the 1954 election. he had a large number of bills that had already been drafted that he had embraced as his own and he pushed and pushed for that first six months. he was saying all along that everyda
majority leader harry reid decides he wants to use reconciliation. you would have to get over a number of hurdles. it is not clear that the health- care bill can make it over those hurdles that have been set up in the legislative process. the top hurdle is the piece of legislation has to be paid for for five years and has to be a deficit neutral after that. as we have seen, that is not the case with what is on the table right now. trace: what about the political risk? what is the risk of the democrats saying we will go this alone? >> essentially, republicans from that point on would be committing to gumming up the worms. they would be left out of a massive piece of legislation. thereby, they would likely do everything they could do to slow down every other piece of legislation that the democrats are trying to get troops. -- that the democrats are trying to get through. there's a lot that has to be done. the first is funding the 12 appropriations bills that have yet to come out. some of them are still in committee. some of them have to be voted on by the end of october. then you have ca
are in the house, but i want your thoughts on harry reid asking to come back after the recess and then they will just push this through. how much would that all of us members of congress? how much would it hurt future bills if they take this bill and they run with it? >> it is pretty much standard operating procedure under this democratic congress. they pile drive through the stimulus, the budget, the national energy tax. it is no surprise to many of us, as they tried to do in july, and they may come back and try to push through health-care reform. he is leaving one person out of the equation. the american people have a different opinion here. they are expressing that at public forums all over the country. i expect they will of continue to do that. as we stay -- say in my state, he has another thing coming in the things that america is going to stand idly by as they push health-care reform through congress. trace: thank you. martha: how is it going? shepard: we have been going through withdrawal with you gone. martha: that is why i left. shepard: we did a story about those vot
that would be a significant shift. even on the senate side, harry reid appeared to be able rumble. -- appear to be vulnerable. he is the top democrat in the senate, so lot of races are in play, and some big names could be forced out. it is a long ways away. martha: i'm looking at the nevada situation, and it looks pretty difficult for him. this has to start democrats thinking, do i want to sign a bill that will sign away the election? >> that is right. people are also afraid of unemployment going into double digits, concern about the stimulus money. it is a perfect group of frustration that the democrats have to deal with. martha: halfway through the year, they have time on their side. thank you. trace: in the meantime, let's bring in someone who follows this closely. larry set the tone of the university of virginia. -- sabato of the university of virginia. here is what it looks like in the house. democrats have 256 seats. republicans, 177. the gop would need to collect 41 net seats to gain control. the national republican congressional committee believes that they can target 70. you believe
. and they would have to cut or add more taxes on split the bill in two. leader harry reid seemed to go with reconciliation. he said at a town hall if we can't do a bipartisan bill, we'll do a partisan bill. teddy as you know-- >> and why not put it off until next year once massachusetts voters elected his replacement. then you're back to the filibuster proof election. and polls indicated that democratic majorities will likely shrink. back to you in new york. >> complicated. i thought was sad that george step n step-- s stephanopoulos would like them to take a xrocompromise. many believes that his presence has largely been missed in the health care debate and because he was able to work with republicans so closely that his skills in balancing this might have played well, instead of this sort of bipartisan bickering taking place. >> in the meantime, it's hurricane season and they've been coming in rapid fire succession. janice dean is here this morning to tell us about the latest, hey, janice. >> hi, alisyn, yes, we're watching the pacific now, we saw dan ny go to a remnant low out in th
challenge, yeah. >> the budget. >> yes. yes, sir? >> the spokesman for senator harry reid said that while they intend to -- their hope is that it will be a bipartisan health care reform efforts, they will get health care reform accomplished "by any legislative means necessary," and i'm wondering if you could walk us through -- obviously, people in the white house have been talking to each other, strategizing about different ways that this can be done. first of all, could you comment on today's "wall street journal" story about the discussions about possibly splitting up the bill, but also, what are the thoughts? obviously, we all know that your intention is that it be a bipartisan bill, but beyond that, what are you planning for? >> well, and i said this this morning, i read the story in the "journal." i've tried to get guidance from people. i have not been able to, largely because many people i get that from are on vacation. we'll try to get you better guidance on that in terms of splitting up bills. >> the numbers. that be good. >> the story also had in there that the president is going
measure which is require 51 votes to pass something in the senate. this is politically perilous. harry reid would have to lead that fight. the latest las vegas poll in the capers yesterday show him losing double digits to unknown prince. if he wants to lose next year, all he has to do is do something controversial like this muscling through the bill with 51 votes. brian: to the anger of many republicans. usually the ones who reach across the aisle first. here is what senator john mccain said first about the health care proposal as it stands. >> the president's numbers are falling about americans' confidence about his ability to address this issue and how he is addressing it now wouldn't it be a good idea with the republicans and democrats to sit down with the president. i think he would have to abandon the public option. brian: what about starting all over. remember he said i screwed up? would you think, aubrey that would be a catastrophic loss to start again? >> no. i i think that the time is now to have health care reform. i mean, this is not a new subject. it's been going on for yea
on the democratic side, for president obama to say harry reid, you should not call americans evil. and for michael steele to say sarah palin, and newt gingrich, cut the death panel talk. >> yeah, and there is so much junk out there, and let's put this in quotes, the responsible voices with platforms, nothing to hold back the dam. right now you do get the feeling the little guy with the thumb in the dik here. >> and i do believe it's 85% of the country are turned off by the extremists. mika, at least that's what i hear when i go up. i get democrats saying thank you all the time. i have conservatives saying thank you, we are having a rational discussion. i think we have the crazies out numbered. >> before you go, we lost don hewitt last week. >> yeah, and he was beyond influential, and created and revolutionalized the news. what he really did at "60 minutes," people say he brought entertainment into television. he brought news, journalism into television magazine, and he was the funnest guy you could work for in a million years. i am shocked he died. the last time i spoke to him on the phone, he sai
democrats talk about a go it alone approach, harry reid says he still prefers a bipartisan deal, but added, patience is not unlimited. >>> and there's the hanging question -- is the white house willing to pass reform without a public option? what would that look like? "american morning" jim acosta is in boston where people may already know the answer to that question. and they're imminently familiar -- >> that's right. >> with universal health care. morning, jim. >> that's correct, john. you're right. earlier this week, as you know, the white house took a lot of heat from democrats when it seemed to back away from the public option in the plans for health care reform. what does reform look like without a public option? according to health care experts, it looks a lot like romney care. >> reporter: if washington wants to reform health care with bipartisan support, consider what former republican presidential candidate mitt romney did as governor in democratic massachusetts. >> you don't have to have a public option. you don't have to have government get in the insurance business to make it
. >> the spokesman for samet majority leader harry reid said that one of the intent to -- their hope is that it will be a bipartisan health care reform effort, they will get health care reform accomplished by any legislative means necessary. and i'm wondering if you could walk cost through -- obviously people in the white house have been talking to each other, strategizing about different ways that this can be done. first of all, could you comment on today's wall street journal story about the discussions about possibly splitting up the bill? but also, what are the thoughts -- obviously we all know that your intention is that it be a bipartisan bill but beyond that what are you planning for? >> i said this this morning. i have -- i read the story in the journal. i tried to get guidance from people. i have not been able to because many people get that from our are on vacation. we will try to get you better guidance on that in terms of splitting up bills. >> if you could give robert the numbers. [laughter] >> i mean jonathan story also had in their the president was going to meet with
? >> the spokesman for the senate majority leader, harry reid, said that while they intend that it will be a bipartisan health care reform, they will get health care reform accomplished by any legislative means necessary. i am wondering if you could walk us through what people in the white house have been talking about and strategizing about different ways that this can be done. could you comment on the story today about the discussions about possible splitting up the bill and also, what are the thoughts? we all know that your intention is that it be a bipartisan bill. beyond that, what are you waiting for? >> i read the story in "the washington journal per-ñrq." many people are on vacation so we will give you better guidance in terms of splitting of the bills. it also said the president would meet with advisers next week on this. unless that is a meeting that includes a golf course, -- >> that was supposed to be on the budget. >> maybe johnson can clear up for both of us. >> are you going to take questions? >> it sounds like he needs to. let me discuss a little bit. obvio
concerned about it and i know that harry reid is concerned about it, as well. he and i have talked about that. they are in recess until after labor day, if i am not mistaken. i am talking about the united states senate. obviously, the longer they are in recess and taking up regular business in washington, without our having two voices, the greater my concern is for it is that what you're getting at? >> why can't they come back this week? >> i think he should ask the legislative leaders about that. my understanding in talking with the senate president and the speaker is that they are moving this as quickly as they can. they have to and they owe to their membership to consult with their members and they have been trying to do that. >> [inaudible] >> i have heard from senator kerry who is on board with this proposal and shares these concerns. >> did the president's big about this? >> no, no. >> [inaudible] >> i am a democrat. i believe in democratic values. i believe in the values that senator kennedy reflected and worked so hard for, caring about being the voice of the voice less, trying t
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